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Within the System of Natural Areas are sites that represent some of the best, and last, remaining examples of the state’s original natural landscape. Natural areas are special places that protect rare natural communities and provide vital habitat for a host of plant and animal species, some of which are considered to be rare, threatened, or endangered. Locate one of our 78 natural areas below.

 

Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area

Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area
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Hunting Natural Areas Primitive Trails
Division
Ozark Mountains
Acres
3017.1
Year Added
2012
Hunting Allowed?
Yes
Wildlife Management Area
Beaver Lake Wildlife Management Area
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Featured by
ANHC
Location
Benton and Carroll counties
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Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area is located at the northern end of Beaver Lake along Indian Creek and its tributaries. The terrain is rugged and steep, consisting of deep, bluff-lined hollows separated by steep ridges. Much of the area is underlain by alternating layers of chert and limestone that include caves and many springs. Plant communities are diverse and include high quality glades, woodlands, bluffs, rich hardwood forests, and riparian forests. Devil's Eyebrow supports one of the highest concentrations of rare plant species in Arkansas with several species typically found far to the north and others that are restricted in distribution and considered globally rare. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) share undivided fee title and co-manage this natural area.

TRAIL

Length-  11.8 miles roundtrip
Difficulty-  Strenuous
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This nature trail mostly follows old logging roads that meander through steep topography characterized by streambeds, ridges, and ravines. Visitors can enjoy a scenic spring that flows year round about 1.5 miles from the parking area. The varying layers of bedrock can be seen at several places along the trail. In the fall and winter Beaver Lake can be seen from the top of Trimble Mountain. There are spur trails off the main trail: a north spur trail (0.35 mile), a middle spur trail to the top of Trimble Mountain (0.3 mile), a south spur trail to Beaver Lake (1 mile), and a loop trail (1.4 miles) around the top of Trimble Mountain.

DIRECTIONS

From the town of Garfield, travel east on US Highway 62 for 4 miles to the community of Gateway. From the junction of Highway 62 and Highway 37 at Gateway, continue east on US Highway 62 for 0.5 miles to the gate on the south side of the highway. This is the entrance to the natural area.

HUNTING

Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Beaver Lake WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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